What Can I Do About A Server Who Never Tips Out?

Dear IYCATT-ers,
So I’ve been working at the same restaurant for almost 8 years and became a bartender there about a year ago. It’s always been customary that the servers tip the bar 10% of their bar sales and most everyone does. But we have one server who has been there for a couple of years who refuses to tip! She started out as a host and togo, but started serving for a few months now.  She doesn’t even tip her busser! She says by law she doesn’t have to tip! True, she doesn’t. She busses all of her own tables so she feels she doesn’t have to tip her busser, which is fine. However, she upsells more alcohol and flavored teas than anyone in the whole restaurant, which is great, but she does not tip out her bar! Ever! To top it off she’s one of those servers who, no matter how busy the bartenders are, will come stand right there asking for her drinks! This has been brought to her attention several times and her response is always the same…”we’re all here to make money and by law I don’t have to tip anyone!”

Has anyone else ever have to deal with someone like this? Any thoughts and/or suggestions on how to deal with it?

Submitted Anonymously

Overzealous 49ers Fan Gets Bartender Fired For Rooting For The Seahawks

Allen: I had my dinner planned for tomorrow to return to the Applebee’s where the bangwagon SeaCHEAT fan was trying to talk the crap to me after we lost the NFC Championship. Had to look for the receipt so I would know whom I was looking for. Called up there and thanks to my work he was fired after that incident. Oh well I guess I’ll eat @ home tomorrow although my only intent to return to that applebee’s was to pick on him but I got the better laugh getting him fired and he now works in a gas station! #lmfao


receipt left by overzealous Seahawks fan

Tip Line Reads: Next Time Don’ Bet Against The San Francisco 49ers!!!


Bar Employee Found Dead In Wisconsin Restaurant

Wisconsin police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old bar employee whose body was found in a dumbwaiter at WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City last Monday.


Source: FOX 6 NOW

The body was found in a food elevator connected to the kitchen and has been identified as Brooke Baures, a college senior majoring in social work.

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dumbwaiter accidents are rare. According to the OSHA database, only two incidents, both fatal, have happened in the U.S. between 2003 and 2013. (FOX6NOW)